The Historical Charm of Sivsagar

The Sivsagar town is a melting pot of heritage and history and is another bustling tourist destination in Assam. Historical landmarks through the ages abound everywhere in this town including spoils of the great Ahom dynasty. The place with its entire historical charm is gradually becoming one of the most sought-after tourist spots.

Places of attraction :

The Joyasagar and Sivasagar Tank
Lord Siva Temple and Joy Doul
The Rang Ghar and the Talatal Ghar

The Joysagar Lake is said to be the largest manmade lake within the country covering an area of 318 acres. Another interesting architectural feature of the tank is that it was built in a single night back in the days when there was no technological support. Joysagar tank has few significant temples surrounding its vicinity, namely Shiva, Vishnu temple, Ghanashyam Temple and the very famous Joy Doul built by the Ahom kings.  The Rang Ghar constructed during AD 1744-1750 is a two-storied building which once served as the royal sports-pavilion and is also one of the oldest amphitheatres in the World. Another popular tourists’ spot of Sivasagar is Charaideo, where 42 ‘maidams’ or burial vaults of the kings and royal families are present. The architectural magnificence of the Kareng ghar or Talatal Ghar is another significant historical specimen. This seven storeyed grand edifice has two secret underground tunnels. These tunnels were used as a route to help the rulers during a sudden enemy attack.

The Namdang Stone Bridge, the Rudrasagar and Gourisagar tank, the dargah of Ajan Fakir are other frequently visited tourist spots of this place. These historic sites are no doubt one of the largest contributing factors to the aura that surrounds this town.

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